Hispanic Art Scene Art Blog
by hispanic_arts , January 6, 2011—12:00 AM
New Jersey City University Galleries presents: FLESH ART
January 24 __" March 4, 2011
Closing reception: Fri. March 4, 4:30 - 7:30 p.m. (as part of JC Fridays) Curated by: Jos__ Rodeiro
Image on the right painting by Joan Semmel, Body and Sole, 2008, oil on canvas
___FLESH ART,___ an exhibition simultaneously presented within both the Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery and Visual Arts Gallery, will feature work by a dozen artists that employ flesh as subject-matter and demonstrate the realm of possibilities in negotiating figuration and abstraction. Curated by NJCU art historian, Dr. Jos__ Rodeiro, this multimedia exhibition explores how selected artists delve into the meaning and implications of flesh on many levels through painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and video. This unique exhibition will feature three never before seen paintings by renowned painter, Joan Semmel, who, since the early-1970s, has created innovative flesh-based paintings and is considered a pivotal figure in Flesh Art. Also featured are NJCU__™s eminent retired professor Ben Jones, who is a prominent figure in African-American art and NJCU professor and acclaimed sculptor Herb Rosenberg. The exhibition is greatly diversified by original works by Rutgers__™ professor and internationally active painter, Hanneline Rageberg; strikingly visceral installation and multimedia works by Babs Reingold of Bayonne, NJ; intimate oil paintings by Jen Mazza of Brooklyn, NY; Cityscapes incorporating flesh in media by John Hardy of New York, NY; and video art by Giuseppe Satta of Italy. Furthermore, works by NJCU alumni, Matthew Lahm, Williams Coronado, Sandra Silva and Olga Cruz, demonstrate a legacy of ___FLESH ART.___
The Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery (2039 Kennedy Blvd. Hepburn Hall, room 323) The Visual Arts Gallery (100 Culver Avenue, Jersey City, NJ 07305)
The galleries are a half-block away from each other. The reception takes place in both.
Gallery hours (for both galleries): 11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. * * For other days and times, please contact us to schedule an appointment.
For further information, please visit http://www.njcu.edu/dept/art/galleries/ or contact Midori Yoshimoto, Gallery Director at 201-200-2197.